Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Anniversary Trip

*Picture heavy post*

Our Anniversary trip was wonderful. It was relaxing and perfect and I enjoyed every minute with my husband of one year! I'll go ahead and let the pictures do most of the talking.

Our hotel room was basically a two bedroom condo. It was awesome. If we were to go back to condo living this is the type of place I would want to live in.

The kitchen...obviously.

The dining room and to the left is the guest room which had two double beds. At first Kristian thought this was the only bedroom and was a bit disappointed thinking we didn't have a king bed to share. Poor guy.

The living room that lead out to the balcony.

Our Master bedroom. I love hotels mainly for the chance to sleep in a king size bed. Oh how I wish we could have afforded a king size bed when buying new furniture.

The Tub O Love. In my opinion the best part of the suite.

This was our view from the balcony when you looked to the left. When looking forward you could see the Washington Monument in the distance but for some reason that picture wouldn't upload.

Our first stop after checking in was going to Cake Love for some goodies.


There is also a whole store dedicated to Peeps.

There are a lot of little stores and restaurants down by the water and because of the great weather a ton of people out on the pier and playing on the man made beach area.

Saturday night after we walked around we came back and got ready for dinner at McCormick's and Schmicks. We decided to do a little photo shoot on the balcony but I'll spare you the 10 pictures we took of each other.

He's a stud.

This was taken right outside the restaurant. We also saw a lot of prom groups which was fun. We always like the play the game of "who do you think is losing their virginity tonight" when we see prom groups. Wrong? Oh well.

This was a neat chair outside of one of the art galleries. Kristian insists he could make one. Uh huh.

The sunset over the Potomac and I-95

Sunday morning (our anniversary) we headed out to brunch at Ketchup

This is only one half of Kristian's monstorous sandwich.

They offer 5 different kinds of ketchup including ranch ketchup and bacon ketchup. We prefer Heinz 57.

After brunch we got some ice cream and walked back out onto the pier to people watch. There is some great people watching at the National Harbor.

Here is a picture of the sculpture they have on the beach of what looks like a man coming out of the sea. We debated taking some inappropriate pictures with it but decided to keep things classy.

We also saw another May 22nd bride. She ended up getting married outside on the pier which was kind of neat. Glad she had better weather than I did last year.

That night instead of going out for another expensive dinner and because Kristian's allergies were acting up we decided to stay in, eat some food and enjoy our two person bath. It was heaven and the perfect way to end the weekend.

Our trip was exactly what we both needed to relax and recharge our batteries.


Mrs EyeCanSee said...

You looked great on that balcony, love your dress! And how cool was the butterfly chair!

Glad you had a great trip!

Bicoastal Bride said...

Sounds like a great weekend! I love National Harbor and know a lot of people who have gone there for a mini-vacation. Your suite looked awesome!

Kristen said...

Your trip looks amazing (espicially the food).

and the prom game...love it!

bananas. said...

ahh i lovee the picture of you in the butterfly chair. tell kristian he better keep his word and make that for you. pretty sure you need it!

Meg said...

Looks like you two had such a wonderful time. I love that you two had time to relax and recharge with one another.

Happy belated anniversary.

Teenage Bride said...

awww what a lovely trip! I have not been to Ketchup yet, did you love it?

Marcy XOXO said...

OMG IT LOOKS HEAVENLY... ALL OF IT!!! So glad you guys had a wonderful trip ;)

KLaw said...

You are absolutely stunning my friend. Looking amazing! :)

Glad you had a nice trip! Totes jealous.

Nicole-Lynn said...

SO nice! Looked like you two had a wonderful trip! I loved seeing all the pictures. The picture of you and him all dressed up is great!

EmilyB said...

So I read the "announcement" post before this one and I was looking for a little bump in your pics! No bump, though :(

Looks like you had a fabulous anniversary!

Marian said...

Sounds and looks like a fabulous weekend!!

Jordan said...

I'm kind of a new follower and think your blog is so cute! Looks like a wonderful anniversary trip, nice, relaxing, and good time just the two of you- I need to order one of those kinds of trips STAT!